Test Your Bike IQ: How Much Does it Cost?
Q: On average, the annual operating cost of a car is $8,220. How much does it cost per year to maintain a bike?
Answer: According to a 2009 report published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the annual maintenance cost of a bike is $308. Cyclists can lower that amount by joining a bike co-op and learning to repair their own machines.
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